Kusum Menon is a pediatric critical care specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, a Senior Investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and is cross appointed to the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine.
Dr. Menon main interest is in adrenal function and the role of steroids in critically ill children. This broad based program has included many facets of these areas including clinicians’ beliefs and practices, reviews of the existing literature and the diagnosis and definition of adrenal insufficiency in critical illness. Her other main interest surrounds the issue of consent in pediatric critical care research with a view to optimizing this process for all stakeholders. She has been funded by CIHR for research in both these areas.